Saturday, December 9, 2023

How Chittagong is losing its natural environment

The overall natural environment of the port city of Chittagong is under threat due to pollution, rampant hill cutting, tree cutting, absence of a drainage and sewerage system and discharge of clinical, industrial and household wastes. This is causing health and environmental hazards. Sources said the water of the Bay of Bengal at the Chittagong ... Read more

Control rooms setup

Chittagong district administration and Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) have opened separate control rooms in the port city to respond to any emergency call before and after the cyclone ‘Mahasen’. The Chittagong district administration has opened the control room in Deputy Commissioner’s office at the city’s Court Building.  The control room’s phone number of Chittagong

Downpour disrupts civic life, businesses in Ctg

The port city of Chittagong and different parts of the district experienced a moderate to heavy rainfall in past 24 hours disrupting city life as well as business activities. The rain continued intermittently since Friday night causing inconvenience to city dwellers and hampering business activities.

Port city turns vibrant

The first day of Bangla New Year 1420 was celebrated in different parts of Chittagong amid traditional fanfare and festivities. The programme at Nazrul Square of DC Hill organised by Sammilita Pahela Baishakh Udjapon Parishad began at 6:15am on Sunday with a raga song. On the same day, in CRB, the Baishakh special show commenced ... Read more

Port city faces gas crisis

Chittagong city dwellers witness an unhappy beginning to a new year as they suffer from severe gas crisis for more than four days now. Most of the city’s households and gas refuelling stations has been experiencing low or frequently disrupted gas supply while many areas suffered from low gas

Bodhon celebrates silver jubilee in Chittagong

Bodhon Abritti Parishad, a renowned poetry society association of the port city recently celebrated its silver jubilee under the theme “Andhar bhenge alor bunon” (Escape from darkness to the world of light). Marking the special occasion, it organised a four-day festival which started at District Shilpakala Academy premises featuring discussions, performances of solo and group ... Read more

Pritilata’s bronze sculpture to be installed in port city

A new bronze sculpture of Pritilata Waddedar, an associate of Master-da Surja Sen and the first Bengali woman to embrace martyrdom for freedom from British colonial rule, will be installed in front of Pahartali Railway School, adjacent to the then European Club, in the port city. As a tribute to her martyrdom in 1932, the ... Read more

Port city loses glory in car business

Sales of reconditioned vehicles have fallen in the port city in recent years due to a price hike. The trend is also likely to continue as the government, in this year’s financial budget, has only allowed the import of vehicles up to three years old and the prices of cars in the Japanese market have ... Read more

Moon ride on Ctg streets

Residents suffer as rain leaves port city roads potholed, waterlogged “Where is the government now? Doesn’t it see our sufferings?” This was HSC student Suchitra Chowdhury’s reaction when her rickshaw turned turtle while going over a pothole near Chawkbazar in the port city on Sunday. She was injured and missed an important day at college. ... Read more

Ugly hoardings bury scenic port city

Thousands of haphazard billboards have buried the scenic beauty of Chittagong city. The billboards on the sides of roads and medians have made the port city an eyesore decreasing the visibility of the commuters as well as the city dwellers. These visually polluting hoardings are standing with advertisements of different commercial concerns in their bodies ... Read more

Rain paralyses life in port city

Heavy raining in Chittagong city continued for the sixth consecutive day yesterday, inflicting endless suffering on the people as waterlogging hampered educational and business activities. Students and office-goers had to suffer a lot, as waterlogging situation grew most acute between 7:00am and 11:00am. Very few motor vehicles and rickshaws plied the streets under knee-deep water. ... Read more

Many areas of port city under water

Nearly half of the port city went under knee-deep water due to heavy downpour for the last two days. Lakhs of people have been affected by the late monsoon shower that virtually kept them stranded at home for the second day yesterday. Thick, filthy waters swept through homes for hours, washing away scores of make-shift ... Read more

Weeklong film festival in the port city begins

A weeklong film festival began in the port city yesterday. Alliance Francaise de Chittagong organised the festival, titled ‘Francophonie’ at its auditorium in association with Chittagong Film Centre (CFC). A total of ten films from five countries — Canada, France, Egypt, Switzerland and Vietnam — are being screened at the festival. The opening film, “The ... Read more